Feb 12, 2013 10:00am PST
and this afternoon, 2:45, armed services committee, the vote on chuck hagel. where do we stand on the filibuster threat? >> you know, it's something that people talk about and putting a hold and wants to know when the full vote would happen. these start sorts of things. john mccain has cautioned against it. i still -- i've said this multiple times. you and i have talked about this. i do not think it makes sense to filibuster chuck hagel. i think republicans are not in a position politically speaking to win that fight. >> thank you very much. chris cillizza, we'll be watching and watching tonight and that does it for this edition of "andrea mitchell reports." and my colleague tamron hall has a look at what's next. >> great to see you. will president obama persuade congress in the state of the union address to do something big in his second term? joining me live, congressman chris van hollen and former white house speechwriter john lubbock. plus, the white house confirms president obama made a last-minute adjustment to the speech to respond to north korea's third nuclear test conducted overnight.
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
, a senate committee there set to vote on chuck hagel's nomination tomorrow. some republicans are threatening to block him. the former nebraska senator faced some some tough questions from fellow republicans from confirmation hearing on his record about israel iran and other issues. but the white house insists tonight the nomination is not in trouble. we believe firmly senator hawlg will be confirmed as secretary of defense. since his hearing we have seen increase in the number of senators who have come out and said that they will vote to confirm him that includes republicans as well as democrats. >> bill: if he clears the committee the full senate could vote on hagel's nomination as soon as wednesday this week. los angeles police say they will continue to guard some of their own enemy they find that fugitive excop accused of gunning down some people. staggering reward leading to this man's capture. a 12-year-old boy is under arrest after police say he sent email threatening to kill a teacher and nearly two dozen middle school students. how that school is handling that scare. that is ahead to
Feb 11, 2013 4:00pm PST
kerry as well as senator chuck hagel, both served honorably in vietnam and in combat while dick cheney made sure that he got five different deferments to avoid fighting a war, vietnam, that he loved supporting. so let's take a look at the cheney legacy and see how it stacks up to the president's so-called second rate team. we've got an expert, howard fineman is editorial director of the "huffington post," and joan walsh is editor-at-large of salon. both are msnbc political analysts. dick cheney says the president's national security team is second rate. that's rich coming from the man who did more than anyone to sell the u.s. on a completely unnecessary war. take a look. >> we know with absolute certainty he is enriching uranium. we believe he has reconstituted nuclear weapons. i agree we will be greeted as liberators. we learn there was a relationship between iraq and al qaeda that stretched back through most of the decade of the '90s, that it involved training, for example, on bw and cw, that al qaeda sent personnel to baghdad to get trained on the systems. it provided the iraqis pro